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Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

[UPDATED WITH NEW CHALLENGES ~ MAY & JUNE] 💗💗💗  So, I could definitely use some makeup inspiration these days and maybe you could too. Several years ago, we used to have some weekly makeup challenge threads, so I’m bringing one back. It’s a great way to spark some creativity and maybe most importantly, a great way to shop your stash!


I started with a list of some challenges below, but also happy to edit/rearrange/consider other ideas along the way. I hope you will join me!  Feel free to post as many or as few times you’d like each week with photos of your looks. If you don’t like to post your face, feel free to do a flatlay of the products you used to do your look. Also, if you get behind or ahead, feel free to post pics whenever you have time.


Can’t wait to see all your looks! Have fun!


Updated the challenge (AGAIN) for the next few months! 

Week 26 (May 1-7): Spring flower inspired (cherry blossoms, daffodils, lilacs, etc)

Week 27 (May 8-14): Monochromatic look - use seasonally fun shades like peach, coral, nudes or pastels! @heavyhedon 

Week 28 (May 15-21): Soft Smoky eye (heck, or go for a bold, smoky eye!)

Week 29 (May 22-28): Bold lip or eye

Week 30 (May 28-Jun 4): Beachy look (gold, Aqua, bronze, waterproof)

Week 31 (Jun 5-11): Mermaid or Unicorn inspired look

Week 32 (Jun 12-18): Gold, copper, bronze - metals

Week 33 (Jun 19-25): Festival looks (for my birthday week!) 

Week 44 (Jun 26-Jul 2): Show us your PRIDE rainbows!! 

Week 45 (Jul 3-9): Red, White & Blue

Week 46 (Jul 10-16): Makeup you forgot you had! Suggested by @makeitup305 

Week 47 (Jul 17-23): Graphic eyeliner look, or another trend you’ve been wanting to try (inspired by @SportyGirly125 )




Week 1 (Nov. 7-13): Fall-inspired look (I’m thinking golds, oranges, browns, wines, plums and greys, but do whatever makes you feel like fall!)

Week 2 (Nov. 14-20): Black owned brands (Show them some love!

Week 3 (Nov. 21-27): Newness! Show off any new items you picked up during the sale (or anything new-ish that needs some love). Or, if you are on a low buy, just shop your stash! Alternate suggestions try something in a new way, i.e. use shades from a palette that you never use, or in a new combo.

Week 4 (Nov. 28-Dec. 4): Go all-glowy or go all-matte!

Week 5 (Dec. 5-11): Luxe brands or Luxe items. If it feels luxe to you or makes you feel fancy, post it! 

Week 6 (Dec 12-18): Limited Editions (old or new, pull out your limited edition or discontinued items and actually use them!) 

Week 7: (Dec. 19-25) Snow Queen/King

Week 8: (Dec. 26-Jan. 1) Silver and (or) Gold

Week 9: (Jan. 2-Jan. 😎 Glitter/sparkle/glam

Week 10: (Jan. 9-Jan. 15) Throwback/forgotten favorites

Week 11: (Jan. 16-Jan. 23) Palette of the week - Choose an eye (and/or other palette to create different looks during the week

Week 12: Natural brands (Jan. 24-31) Let’s show our natural, clean or eco-friendly brands some love! 

Week 13: (Feb. 1-7) Budget friendly brands

Week 14: Minis

Week 15 (Feb. 13 - 19): Red/Pink/Shimmer/Glitter or whatever you want for Valentine’s/Galentines Day (@imaster)

Week 16 (Feb. 20 - 26): ROYGBIV/Rainbow Week- Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet - pick a new color every day or one color for the week, or use color on eyes, lips, cheeks, etc.! (@idanyd)

Week 17 (Feb. 27-Mar. 5): Mardi Gras Week - break out your purples, golds, greens, masks 🎭🎭🎭

Week 18 (Mar. 6 - 12): Celebrity/Social media/influencer week (recreate a look you love and post the side by side pics)

Week 19 (Mar. 13 - 20): Mixed Metals Week (@heavyhedon)

Week 20 (Mar. 21 - 27): Mostly missed this one, ugh, sorry!

Week 21 (Mar. 27- Apr. 2): Show us your Spring looks! 
Week 22 (Apr. 3 - 9): Bronze goddess look (will probably repeat this in the summer)

Week 23 (Apr. 10 - 16): No makeup makeup

Week 24 (Apr. 17 - 23): Sephora Spring sale newness/or anything you haven’t gotten around to wearing/or shop your stash

Week 25 (Apr. 24-30): Fairy/wood sprite 🧚‍♀️🧚🧚‍♂️

Please feel free to suggest some other challenge ideas in the thread and we’ll add to the coming weeks!! 💕💗💕💗💕


Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

Thanks, @lmaster ! 💖💖💖

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An orange-y eye look from Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette 


Orange Soda all over lids; Sienna + Cyprus Umber in crease; Noir lightly in outer corner. 
Lashes not mine - Velour Lashes Effortless - No Trim - Natural Lash Collection Would I Lie? 


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This is really pretty! Nice to try a little different shade from time to time! @itsfi 

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@sister13, thank you! It’s good to branch out and try new looks, colors. I’m finding myself doing that more with these challenges - thank you! I don’t always get around to taking photos or posting but I’m rotating through more of my products and that’s been fun. 😊 

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looks beautiful @itsfi !

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Thank you @makeitup305; it was fun pulling out colors I don’t reach for very often. 😊 

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So pretty @itsfi --Orange Soda is such a great shade.

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Thank you @heavyhedon! Completely agree; I can't believe it's taken me so long to use it. Challenges like this thread help to nudge me out of my usual lane. 😉

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Beautiful beautiful beautiful!!!! @itsfi 

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@lmaster, awww, thank you. 😀 That's nice of you to say. I don't often do more than a wash of color but am trying to put a little more effort into it every now and then. 

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@itsfi - Lovely look! 🧡 Soft Glam is a favorite palette. 🥰

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Thank you @Titian06! 😃 ABH Soft Glam is a beautiful palette and great to work with too! Do you have any color combinations from the palette that you really like? 

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@itsfi - I like Tempera, Glistening or Fairy, Sienna, and Cyprus Umber.  I wear these colors in some combination most often judging from the wells in the pans!  Noir is about the only color I don't use.  Black is just too harsh a color on me.  I much prefer gray to black.

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@Titian06, whenever I see a black eyeshadow in a palette, I consider it a lost cause as far as any ideas to hit pan on that shade. 😆 I mixed just a teensy bit of the Noir with a dab of the brown eyeshadow from the palette onto my brush to 'soften' the black. 

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@itsfi  How pretty!  You have great eyebrows!

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@Ispend2much6, thank you! 😀 I’ve somehow managed to keep them in their natural, fuller state and not to overpluck them, even during the ‘90s when thinner brows were popular. 

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@itsfi Pretty look.  

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@SportyGirly125, thank you. 😀 ABH Soft Glam has many great colors to choose from. 

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 for todays color I chose greeny-teal 

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Ooh, so smooth and silky green! @idanyd 

Re: Makeup Challenge of the Week 2021/2022

really stunning @idanyd I love that color combo!

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